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Month: August 2008

F1 Response to Pitpass.com

F1 Response to Pitpass.com

I agree that there is a problem with F1. I live in the USA and I record most of the races and watch them later in the day. I fully admit that I have started to fast forward though a lot of the race. I also ask my self why?

Well I think Michael Schumacher has alot to do with it. Ferrari and Schumacher have dominated F1 for so long, that it has become an institution and frankly many of the races were Boring, but we watched in amazement to see if they could continue their streak. If Schumacher was not winning then he was a threat and made it interesting, and if he was out of the race we got a surprise winner in the end. In the past, every race was a win win for lot of fans. If Schumacher won, we were amazed that he did it again, if he lost it was a surprise and we still enjoyed the race.

Now, even though this has been an exciting year with many different lead changes, every time I press play I am pretty much set to watch Ferrari or Mclaren run away with a win. The victories by Ferrari or Mclaren are so much, that it is not fun to watch. Even with BMW catching up. For me it seems like it is just a 2 team race anymore and none of the drivers excite me. I don’t have anyone to root for.

The lack of any real driver interviews about what happened during the race also leave be a bit empty and not really involved. I can’t even root for the underdog as no media covers their story. The teams secretive nature does not allow one to get to know and like any one team or driver.

Other issue for me are:

1. I live in the USA and there is no F1 race here anymore.

2. There are no American Drivers to root for ( not F1’s fault)

GM 6.5L Diesel Stalling, now Won't start.

GM 6.5L Diesel Stalling, now Won't start.

This is Part 1, you can read more here.
Part 2: GM 6.5L Diesel Stalling, Won’t start. – Now FIXED in 10mins
Part 3: GM 6.5L Diesel Won’t start Again

One of my Vehicles Currently in my stable is a 1994 GMC 2500 6.5l Turbo Diesel.  It has about 300,000 miles on it.  The truck is on loan to be from my father, (Thanks Dad).

A few weeks ago it started stalling right after start up.  After starting and stalling a few times it would run fine.
Last week it started stalling while I was driving
This weekend it would not start.

I went to google what could be wrong. What did I find?
Basically the GM 6.5l Diesel has this issue with stalling.  It can be one of several issues, but it is most likely the PMD (Pump Mounted Driver).

The Lift Pump is working and I am getting fuel out of the T fitting. So I placed my order for a new PMD and relocation Kit.  it should come in this weekend and I should get the truck running.  I will share how things work out.

Want Better Fuel Mileage for your 6.5L Diesel? Read this

Busy Busy Busy- as always

Busy Busy Busy- as always

I am getting married in less than 2 weeks.  Then I will be on my honeymoon for a while.  That is my excuse for not writing more.   Hopefully I will get back in to the swing of things soon.